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with chris cuomo and alyson. >> it's tuesday, july 26th. the sun is coming up over philly. we want to welcome your viewers over the u.s. and around the world. chris and i are live at the democratic national convention. this may be hillary clinton's nomination party, but opening night, at least, belonged to bernie sanders and michelle obama. the first lady delivering a stirring speech that's getting a lot of attention this morning. she praised hillary clinton and criticized donald trump without ever actually mentioning his name. >> you could say 24 hours made a big difference. remember what we were talking about yesterday, seemed like holy cow, wiki leaks, a turmoil outside and inside the convention hall. what about now? we've got all the angles covered for you. let's begin wiinside the convention hall. >> good morning, chris. yesterday afternoon the sanders campaign was very worried that some of the supporters would
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disrupt the proceeding. they tried to figure out a unified strategy to prevent the protests from going viral here on the convention floor. they discussed tactics and strategy to combat those protests. it didn't really work. we saw speaker after speaker booed, shouted down, chants. but it all temporary stopped when michelle obama took the stage. >> don't let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great. >> reporter: michelle obama bringing down the house on night one of the democratic convention. >> this right now is the greatest country on earth. >> reporter: the first lady leading a powerful list of headliners, including hillary's democratic rival, senator bernie sanders. >> thank you. >> reporter: after a hard-fought primary, sanders welcomed to the stage amid deafening cheers and a three-minute standing ovation.
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>> reporter: before delivering a full-throated endorsement of his former rival and the most important political moment of the night. >> hillary clinton will make an outstanding president and i am proud to stand with her tonight. >> reporter: sanders emphasizing the stakes of this election. >> if you think you can sit it out, take a moment to think about the supreme court justices that donald trump would nominate. >> reporter: while comfortable disappointing supporters, many getting emotional during his remarks. >> we have begun a political revolution to transform america, and that revolution, our revolution, continues. >> reporter: the speeches aimed at uniting a party still simmering over the primary fight. the division on display throughout the day both inside and outside the convention hall.
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as sanders' delegates shouted in favor of their nominee. and interrupted speeches with loud anti-clinton boos, despite efforts by clinton and sanders' officials to quiet the outbursts. these protests, drawing an unscripted rebuke, from sanders' supporter and comedian sarah silverman. >> to the bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous. >> reporter: but the discord quieting as michelle obama fook the stage. >> in this election, i'm with her. >> reporter: the first lady casting the presidential race as decision about who would create the best future for america's children, while delivering resounding praise for his husband's former rival. >> in this election there's only one person who i trust with that responsibility. only one person who i believe is truly qualified to be president of the united states and that is
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our friend, hillary clinton. >> reporter: mrs. obama choking up while touching on the historical significance of clinton's nomination. >> because of hillary clinton my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the united states. >> reporter: and highlighting the challenges overcome throughout history that brought her to the stage. >> generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today i wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. >> reporter: the first lady making an unusual foray into partisan politics, to knock donald trump without mentioning him name. >> cannot be boiled down to 140
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characters. when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military in your command, you can't make snap decisions. you can't have a thin skin or tendency to lash out. >> reporter: candidly talking about the lessons she has tried to instill in her daughters. >> we urge them to ignore those who question their father's citizenship or faith. >> reporter: and criticizing trump's rhetoric. >> we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on tv does not represent the true spirit of this country. our moto is -- when they go low, we go high. >> reporter: now later this afternoon, this convention will actually nominate hillary clinton to be the democratic candidate for president this fall. they'll actually give the sanders supporters another opportunity to try to disrupt this proceedings if they want to. the clinton and sanders campaign
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are working in tandem to prevent that. afterwards, the convention program will focus a lot on hillary clinton's life story in an effort to make hillary clinton a little bit more likable. >> thank you for all of that. here to discuss what many are calling michelle obama's show-stopping speech, we want to bring in our panel. we'll bring in david gregory, wana summers and matt lewis. greg gregory, let me start with you. michelle obama did last night -- she played what i think donald trump would call the woman card last night when she said it will change all of our daughters and son's, hillary clinton's campaign, the fact that a woman could be in the white house is historic and it does break the glass ceiling. she used all of that sort of imagery that hillary clinton has sort of shied away from in part not to play the woman card but michelle obama went there.
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>> i have a slightly different view. if donald trump were to level that criticism, i think that would be too harsh. >> he has. >> well, about hillary clinton he has. in this case i'm not sure that that would really be fair. i think, look, most first ladies have transcendent figures. hillary clinton was not necessarily. but i think that michelle obama was. i thought her speech was a huge home run last night. i think the way she framed the kind of testimony for hillary clinton was very effective. but the framing as a very dignified and classy first lady and a parent who has had to deal with the public scrutiny and the public lair and in talking about this in terms of a parent and, yes, introducing the idea of the first woman president, how it's possible with ted crhillary cli historical note, african-american president and first lady in the white house very effective and transcended
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some of the all of the noise and the disunity in the party for last night. >> let's bounce to the out party, matt. is it a fair criticism that michelle obama saying america is the greatest country in the world. how powerful do you think that is a contrast do you think it goes to the line of hypocrisy? >> in 2008 she said when her husband is nominated or elected president for the first time in my adult life i'm really proud of this country. now she is lecturing us about the make america great again slogan. that was a little bit rich for her to lecture us about that. having said that, most people probably aren't reading my tweets aren't on twitter. i think it's a great speech. i actually agree with her, make america great is enough. we don't have to say again. >> what do you think about her evolution as a first lady, as a sort of leader in the dem kratdic party, what did you hear last night?
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>> sure. as a first lady, michelle obama has been someone who is fiercely protective of her husband's legacy and stepped out and been a champion for working women and children. i think the speech really played into that really well and she said a lot of really great things and linked her husband's legacy to hillary clinton's legacy and her hope that hillary clinton will be the country's next president. i think that speaks really powerfully, especially to corners of the elect rat. there's been a lot of scrutiny from african-americans from the black lives movement in particular. she said living in a house that was built by slaves and the values she talked about to instill in her two young black daughters all americans watched her grow up in that house and in the public eye i think was a really powerful message to the people in the room but also to some black americans who may not feel like the hillary clinton campaign speaks to them and
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represents them. >> can i just say, too, look there's political maturation. there's also maturation on the public stage that we see from michelle obama. she had some discorden notes in 2008. but let's also remember the racism and sexism that was inherent in casting her as an angry black woman that just because she was strong and saying certain things that therefore she was all of these things. some of that illusion to contrast is laced with that and the maturation of being in the role. >> in 2008 at the convention, let's look back at that, just what she talked about then and whether or not that message has evolved. watch this. >> i come here as a mom, as a mom whose girls are the heart of my heart and the center of my world, they're the first things i think about when i wake up in the morning and the last thing i think about before i go to bed at night.
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their future and all our children's future is my stake in this election. >> matt, she's been talking about those themes for a long time. she said she would be the mom in chief is what she called herself. >> i think it's -- i'm a dad. as a dad i can identify with that. it crosses partisan bounds, boundaries. and i also think it also is very consistent with the messaging that pro-hillary clinton outside groups are running. there's a lot of ads you're seeing on tv with donald trump saying horrible things and even children -- >> that's tested really well, right? >> yeah. >> also by the way, the trump people thought so much of michelle obama back in 2008 they didn't mind the maturation because they liked that speech in 2008 pretty well. >> very good. you know, i lost our bet, by the way. i thought that michelle obama might give a subtle nod to the -- i feel like i've spoken
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at a convention this year or something like that, but there was nothing. >> thank goodness. i'm glad someone is keeping track of the bets we wager. >> i actually pay up. she likes to make the wager. the paying off part not so much. here is one thing, though, it ain't about michelle obama. >> i agree. >> she had a good night. she is a political pro. maybe she runs. maybe she doesn't. who knows. it has to be about how do you get your message together to combat the other side? you can come across tone deaf when you go positive because there are problems, they're real, they're rich and they're deep and multivary yet and people know it. when you say, hey, we're already great. i think that's objectively true but it risks sounding tone deaf. how do you balance it? >> there's lots of people who think there's lots of problems in america but don't like the nostalgic the idea of make america great again. make america more old fashion
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again or white again that would help certain groups -- >> that's why matt doesn't like the again. >> hillary clinton has to become more likable to the general elect rat. that's really important. michelle obama was helpful. she can talk directly to the american people. >> the note they have to bang this week for clinton is you have to be able to do this job. you have to be able to do this job. >> both parties are -- the republicans were really anti-hillary. the democrats are really anti-trump. >> i think chris is right, though. the fact of the matter is most americans know hillary. she and her family have been in the public eye for ages. forcing the likability argument they'll come up short. you have to go back to capability. can you trust her? can she do the job? is he is the person you want in
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the white house if we have tragic things happen in this country. >> i'm not so sure. in 1980 george will points out in his column in "today" they did ads showing that ronald reagan could be plain competent. >> thank you. stick around. up next, we'll break down bernie sanders' big endorsement or was it of hillary clinton. >> you want to bet on whether or not it was? >> here we go. will his supporters follow? we'll compare the sanders speech compared to the one ted cruz gave at the republican convention. and these are the lungs. (boy) sorry. (dad) don't worry about it. (vo) at our house, we need things that are built to last.
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did you nisz convention last night doing other things? >> half dressed, not naked, half dressed. >> here is the moment of the night. >> we need leadership which brings our people together and makes us stronger.
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not leadership which insults latinos and mexicans and insults muslims and women, african-americans and veterans and siikes to divide us up. but these measures any objective observer will conclude that based on her ideas and her leadership hillary clinton must become the next president of the united states. >> bernie sanders to come up and endorse hillary clinton. now the question becomes, was it enough? you know, did it get it done? are they unified now. let's discuss. we have host of the david gregory pod cast, david gregory. cnn politics editor juana summers and matt lewis. matt lewis, are you shaking in
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your brichs this morning because of what happened last night is the party united and against you? >> we have two dysfunctional families in america today the republicans and the democrats, both are in danger of going through a divorce. i think the difference is that the republicans aired their dirty laundry in primetime. the democrats the parents, went out in public in primetime and put on the best face and acted as if everything is okay. i think bernie sanders did everything he needed to do last night. i think it was as much of a full-throated endorsement he could get away with this. he had to set up this and lay the ground work to coming around to support. he started off the first thing and endorsed hillary right away, that would be a mistake. >> juana, did you think there was too much ambivalence heard in his speech or did it go far enough to win over the people in the convention hall who were crying act bernie sanders
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officially exiting stage left? there were people chanting. there was a lot of discord in that convention hall last night. >> there was. that was the environment that bernie sanders walked into to give this speech. i think what was really interesting is that you heard him not talking about going out and voting for hillary clinton in november. the speech to me as matt noted he did go pretty far and further than we've heard him before in terms of supporting hillary clinton, he didn't say he was going to run a campaign for her in september. he didn't hammer that home over and over again. he didn't even really speak to in a big way quelling the forces and his supporters on the floor who still may try to push this issue at the role call vote later today. whether that would have seemed authentic to his supporters after the rhetoric on the campaign stral that remains to be seen. >> how big a deal is it? 90% of die hard berners are
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going to go for clinton? >> i was just thinking the same thing. >> really? >> a good day for me when i'm like minded with gregory. >> i do think there's things to worry about in the clinton camp that they're going to take for granted this unity and take for granted all the turnout and the key groups, the obama coalition from 2012. i don't think they can take that for granted. look, in the convention hall, how noisy it was, how discordant it was, these were delegates for bernie sanders who were die hard, showing up in 100 degree heat to come to the convention in philly. if they get to 90% of sanders supporters you're fine. let's remember the clintons and the obama factions didn't come together until later. i think bernie sanders in primetime speaking to a national audience saying trump is unacceptable, let's remember how important the democratic senate is. i think that's important. >> matt, there were some who worried that bernie sanders was going to pull a ted cruz and at the last minute go rogue, not
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endorse and say something. so just to remind people of what happened with ted cruz, let's play a moment from last week. stand a speak and vote your conscious, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to be faithful to the constitution. >> he could have said vote your conscience. >> absolutely. that's one of the tale of two parties right now. two of these families are having problems, but the adults in the democratic party suck it up, they go out there and they get behind hillary clinton. >> hold on a second. hold on a second. there's a stark contrast of what we were dealing with last week. ted cruz in quotes hates donald
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trump. >> for personal things. >> you talked about my wife. you talked about my father. he doesn't believe he is a conservative. he thinks he is completely disingenuous with everything he says. bernie sanders, juana, has fundamental problems policy wise with hillary clinton and he didn't like the fact for all his time in politics she was being given the advantage of pedigree. putting that aside, do you think there's any comparison for how bernie feels about hillary for how ted cruz feels about donald trump. >> i don't actually. i don't think what we heard from ted cruz afterwards he talked about the insulting comments, i don't think ted cruz came from a baseline of just respecting donald trump. i think that he loathes the guy. i don't think that's what you see on the democratic side of the aisle for all the major policy divisions they are expansive between a hillary clinton and bernie sanders i think it's apples and oranges. >> what i think is ironic, matt, is that democrats today are acting a lot more like how
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republicans normally act. there are still discordant notes. that's the difference you're seeing. look the clintons there's much more succession. the clintons have much more control in the party, joining forces -- >> they have the white house, they have the power of the bully pulpit. ultimately you're right. the fundamental problem the republicans have is donald trump is such a uniquely bad representative of conservatism and the things he said are so unacceptable to so many of us, hillary clinton like her or don't like her, yeah, it's not really the great comparison. >> "the new york times" described what was going on in the floor and what happened in the streets yesterday with the berners, the feel the berners as bedlam. when sarah silverman took to the podium, she was trying to speak and they were raucous, she who is herself a bernie supporter had to shut them down. watch this moment.
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>> can i just say to the bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous. >> what did you think, juana? >> that seemed like a misstep. you've got on the the point where there's not these uprisin uprisings. the bernie supporters on the floor are falling in line and i feel like sarah silverman agitated them. they are doing the good behavior and she is getting that up again. i'm not sure that's what the dnc wanted from her. >> that was a tough moment. she is lucky she got away with it, honestly. >> they're trying to make it a choice between trump. this is a stark contrast. another big name last night who was supposed to rally the troops, gate people on the same page. new jersey senator cory booker will make the case to you for why the democratic party is your choice in this election. donald trump of course was the main target during the first night of the democratic
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while the action unfolds in philly, donald trump is hitting the campaign trail. trump debuting a new nickname for hillary clinton and ripping bernie sanders. cnn sara murray is live in charlotte that's where trump and pence campaign today. sara, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning. donald trump decided to counter program the dnc by going on the attack. we saw him campaigning yesterday in virginia as well as in north carolina and he slapped hillary clinton with a new nickname, branding her hillary rotten clinton. you can tell that donald trump has been reveling in the disarray that's playing out in the dnc but seen it as an opportunity to make a pitch, make an appeal to some of these frustrated bernie sanders' supporters. during the speech last night, he tweeted sad to watch bernie sanders abandon his revolution. we welcome all voters who want
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to fix our rigged system and bring back our jobs. now trump has really hammered home his position on trade as a similarity with bernie sanders in hopes of bringing some of his supporters to the fold. trump and pence will continue to campaign today right here in north carolina. trump will be speaking here at the vfw. this is a group that hillary clinton addressed a day earlier but it's a place where donald trump feels like his muscular message about foreign policy and security might play well with the folks in this room. we'll see how that plays out in just a couple hours. chris. >> all right the veterans often surprise people in terms of how broad their palette is on what issues and solutions they want presented to them. sara, thank you very much. we're following other news this morning. we want to update you on a breaking story out of france. police ending a standoff at a church in the normandy region, at least one hostage that was being held is now dead. a source tells cnn that victim is a priest. one other hostage has
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life-threatening injuries. the two armed men who took several people hostage were killed by police. between 4 and 6 people were being held by the men who was armed with knives. the paris anti-terror prosecutor has taken over the investigation. french president francois hollande is on his way to the scene. more breaking news to tell you act this one out of somalia's capital, seven people killed at the hands of suicide bomber. that plume of white smoke in the distance, that's the aftermath. the attackers targeting the african union's main peace keeping base near the international airport. the terror group al shabaab claimed responsibility. firefighters are trying to gain ground on a pair of wild fires that are burning out of l.dhat are burning out of control. one fire scorching more than 33,000 acres in the santa cla rita area. officials say that's 10%
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contained. that's all sit right now. there's a fire burning in the area that spread to 15,000 acres. the flames forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. look at the pictures on your screen. thousands of mourners including law enforcement from around the country saying a final good-bye to baton rouge police corporal montrell jackson. he was one of three police officers killed in the ambush attack just days after the police shooting death of alton sterling. a week before sterling died, jackson implored his facebook followers, please don't let hate affect your life. he leaves behind a wife and a 4 month old son. >> just look at the news we just had. police officers being killed, terror attack, terror now in paris. a priest being killed. that's the backdrop for our political election. and that was the stage set for the dnc's first night. what was the case that was made for why hillary clinton is the
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some of the biggest stars in the democratic party kicking off the first night of the democratic convention with one message and that was we're with her. the night culminates from a firm endorsement from her primary rival senator bernie sanders. >> hillary clinton will make an outstanding president, and i am proud to stand with her. >> so was that enough to unify the party behind hillary clinton? here to discuss is the chair of house democratic policy and steve israel. he endorsed hillary clinton. good morning, congressman. >> thanks for having me on. >> what did you think of bernie sanders' speech? was it enthusiastic enough to turn his base towards hillary clinton? >> oh, absolutely. look, last night was the night we needed after a day with some
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intensity and some passion. bernie sanders unequivocal endorsement of hillary clinton, amazing speech by the first lady, great speech by cory booker and we left the convention hall more unified than when we came to the convention hall yesterday and we'll leave philadelphia more unified than when we came to the city. >> now, we like to keep our discussions macro, make it about the voters. just quickly, when do you start as the new chair of the party? >> we are here to nominate next president of the united states, not to select the next chair -- >> when that's done at the dnc -- you know that your name is writ large in the possibilities? how do you feel about it? >> i've heard about that. there's no way your going to get me to comment on the next chair. >> do you have a feeling on it? >> we have to focus on what the people want us to focus on. >> it's a big deal. >> there's no question it's a big deal. right now the bigger deal is nominating hillary clinton, unifying behind her and electing her. >> a man we both love and miss very much, tim rhus sert would have said i don't hear you
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saying that you wouldn't take the job of heading up the party. is that fair to say? >> nothing has been offered to me so there's nothing to accept. >> try as you may, you are not going to get me to -- >> nondenial denial. >> you're saying there's a chance? >> put me down as firmly undecided. >> got it. very funny. what was your role last night? what did you do last night in the big production? >> well, look, i chair the democratic policy and communications committee. my job is to get all the house democrats on one message, not an easy task. we are aligned. we are behind hillary clinton. the next 100 days you'll see a democratic party that is focussing on how to secure the nation, secure the future and secure democracy. those are the themes in contrast to what you saw last night. a republican party that talk alike, dark, devicive. you'll see a contrast over the next 100 days. >> what is your message to the voter out there who is undecided
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and probably more than usual right now who say i don't know that i can trust hillary clinton. i don't like the benghazi. i don't like the e-mail. i don't like the wiki leaks and they're fix sated on them. what do you say to them? >> they've been exposed to millions and millions of dollars smears on hillary clinton. at the end of the day there will be a gut check, donald trump will weaken our alliance with nato or do you want hillary clinton who will keep us safe and strong. do you want a president who says he doesn't want toin crease the minimum wage but wants someone to strengthen paychecks. do you want somebody who said on those critical choices i think the american people are -- in fact i'm confident the american people are going to choose hillary clinton at the end of the day. >> you're saying that now the leaders of democratic party are speaking with one voice and
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united. bernie sanders supporters are not necessarily on board. you saw crying. you saw them yelling. you saw them sort of heckling some speakers, sarah silverman, who is a bernie sanders' supporters or was at some point, how are you going to win them over? >> we are a feisty party. there's no question about it. contrast with the republican convention, they look alike, they walk alike, they talk alike. to our convention, it is number one the most diverse convention we've ever seen in politics. number two, these are die hards. this is like a convention not to elect a president but a convention of intensity and passion and activism. so of course you're going to get the expressions that you saw last night. but you're also going to get a gut check. bernie sanders was brilliant last night in starting that process at the gut check when he said do you want donald trump to nominate the next supreme court? contrasting what donald trump will do what hillary clinton will do begins the process. last night marked the next phase
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of this campaign and unifies us. >> the moment of the night for many democrats comes back to michelle obama, but do you think sarah silverman was the moment of the night? when they started to get loud during that pause, there was a timing issue last night, and sar raup silverman started to say you're being ridiculous with this chanting. do you think that was the moment that allowed to build momentum with booker and warren and michelle obama after that? >> she may not be appointed ambassador to a foreign country. that was pretty blunt. it was a moment. but i really believe that the most important moment was bernie sanders, michelle obama coming together to talk about why hillary clinton is such a good deal for the american people. >> steve israel, thanks so much for being on "new day." >> let us know when the big news comes. >> very firm shake he gave me. he would have snapped my hand like it was a pencil. >> got it. what a performance.
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he left people in the audience with chills as he sang the national anthem. look at this. what was this big moment like? bobby hill will join us live next to talk about it. >> voice makes me cry. ♪ last gleaming
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shouldn't have been a surprise. that angelic voice, we've heard it before. do you remember how he captivated audiences during pope francis's visit to philadelphia? we have young bobby hill now 15, a member of the keystone state boy choir with us right now. you came in here with 10 as security. do you feel that you've gotten too big because of your recent success? >> i don't think so. >> are you sure? >> i'm pretty sure. >> you need an entourage that large because so many people are trying to get you and book you for their events. so was it scary yesterday doing this at the convention? >> i think everybody like the whole back stage crew they were just so nice and so accommodating, so it wasn't really stressful back there. >> what do you think is harder if you were to come in there and everybody is talking and doing their thing because it's a political convention and you had to sing there. of course it's the anthem, you know they will quiet down a little bit, or when you know that everybody in there is listening to you? >> i think the latter. >> which is what? i'm kidding. it's hard when you know they're all on you.
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>> no. it's easier when i know they're all on you. >> so the former? >> yes the former. >> chris tries to trip up our guests. compare this to when you sang for the pope. >> so when i sang for the pope i had less notice. i think i had around five or six minutes. >> that's not much. >> when i sang here i had three or four days. and back here i had all the proper miking and earphone equipment so i could hear myself without an echo. >> equally exciting, equally stressful? how did it feel? >> i think it was equally stressful because i didn't get nervous on either one. i think i got a little more nervous on this because i had more time to think about it but when i got out there it all resolved itself. >> what does it mean to you now,
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you were 14 when you did the pope event and now you're 15 for this, does it hit you yet that, wow, i've been a part of these huge events? >> i know. it's just like sometimes just thinking about it i just did the two biggest events that i possibly could have done, one with the pope and the dnc is just such a blessing, you know? >> how do you top those? >> i don't know. that's the point. yeah, i don't know how to go up from there. >> do you care about politics at all? >> yeah, i follow politics. >> your faith matters to you, but politics matter to you or is it just about the paycheck now? >> i follow politics a lot. >> yeah? >> yeah. >> what do you think is interesting to your generation about politics? what do you care about? >> i think we care more about our future more than -- stuff about college and debt free college and stuff like that. >> how to pay for college. >> yeah. i think we care more about that
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than -- i'm not sure about what other issue to compare it to. >> that's all right. as long as that matters to you, you don't have to compare it to itself. >> health care. >> how did the crowd respond to you? >> i heard people -- i didn't expect people to start singing along in the crowd, so i remember i did one national anthem on penn's landing a couple weeks ago and people started singing along, but here i didn't expect people to sing along so when they started singing along i thought that it like gave me a sense of they were supporting me, i guess. >> how hard is that song to sing, the national anthem? is it as tough as people say? >> i think it is. it's one of the tougher songs because it has a range of notes to sing and you have to jump up from low to high. >> how many people told you you were better than paul simon? >> i didn't hear that.
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>> i might be leading the witness there. you were great. >> thank you. >> yeah, you were absolutely great. >> did you get a chance to meet any big shots, by the way? >> i met bernie sanders and i have a picture with him. he said i did a good job. and i met. >> did he say you did a good job or he said you did pretty, pretty, pretty good. >> i think that would have been larry david. >> what's the difference? who else did you meet? >> i met the mayor from baltimore she photo bombed one of my pictures. i met -- who else did i meet? the new interim president of the convention donna brazil. >> have you met secretary clinton? >> no. i don't think she was there yesterday. >> maybe today. >> stick around. stick around. >> bobby hill, thank you. >> thanks so much. >> thank you for sharing that moment. >> to think i knew you back
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when. now security of ten followed him in. >> right. >> thank you. >> they fired up the crowd at the dnc, first lady michelle obama and bernie sanders making their case for hillary clinton. will it work? we'll discuss all that right after this very quick break. ♪ i'm free to do what i want and have a good time.♪ the ford freedom sales event is on! and zero for 72 is back! on 2016 ford focus, fusion and escape. plus specially tagged vehicles get an extra $1000 smart bonus. that means freedom from interest... and freedom to choose... with ford, america's best selling brand. ♪ i'm free, baby! now get 0% financing for 72 months. plus, specially tagged vehicles get a $1000 smart bonus. only at the ford freedom sales event. ♪ feel free...
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hillary clinton must become the next president of the united states. when we are united, we are strong. when we are indivisible, we are invincible. >> trump thinks he can fan the fear and hatred. >> she puts the cracks in the hardest glass ceiling until she finally breaks through. >> i can't wait to call her madame president. >> i'm with her. >> i'm with hillary. >> i'm with her. >> i am proud to stand with her. >> announcer: this is "new day." >> good morning. welcome to your new day. we are live in philadelphia at the democratic national convention. one day down, several more to go. last night was all about the big stars coming out for hillary on opening night.
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first lady michelle obama stealing the show, rousing and electrifying. >> we'll talk about that. also clinton's one-time rival bernie sanders delivering an endorsement some felt was a little bit ambivalent. >> why are you looking at me? >> i'm just previewing what might be coming up. but he did declare that she must be our next president all this coming after a dramatic day of turmoil for the democratic party. let's begin with manu live inside the convention hall. good morning, manu? >> good morning. emotions were so raw, passions were so high that yesterday the sanders' campaign called the clinton campaign in the afternoon to talk about a way to stop these protests from happening, particularly here in the convention hall that could disrupt the proceedings. now, we didn't see that really be successful. there were shouts. there were chants. there were speakers who had to try to speak -- push back against those protests, but michelle obama didn't have to
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worry about that. >> don't let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great. >> reporter: michelle obama, bringing down the house on night one of the democratic convention. >> this right now is the greatest country on earth. >> reporter: the first lady leading a powerful list of headliners, including hillary's democratic rival, senator bernie sanders. >> thank you. >> reporter: after a hard-fought primary, sanders welcomed to the stage amid deafening cheers and a three-minute standing ovation. >> thank you. >> reporter: before delivering a full-throated endorsement of his former rival in the most important political moment of the night. >> hillary clinton will make an outstanding president and i am proud to stand with her tonight. >> reporter: sanders emphasizing the stakes of this election. >> if you think you can sit it
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out, take a moment to think about the supreme court justices that donald trump would nominate. >> reporter: while comforting disappointing supporters, many getting emotional during his remarks. >> we have begun a political revolution to transform america and that revolution, our revolution, continues. >> reporter: the speeches aimed at uniting a party still simmering over the primary fight. the division on display throughout the day both inside and outside the convention hall. as sanders' delegates shouted in favor of their nominee and interrupted speeches with loud anti-clinton boos, despite efforts by clinton and sanders' officials to quiet the outbursts. these protests drawing an unscripted rebuke from sanders'
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supporter and comedian sarah silverman. >> to the bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous. >> reporter: but the discord quieting as michelle obama took the stage. >> in this election, i'm with her. >> reporter: the first lady casting the presidential race as a decision about who would create the best future for america's children while delivering resounding praise for her husband's former rival. >> in this election, there is only one person who i trust with that responsibility, only one person who i believe is truly qualified to be president of the united states and that is our friend, hillary clinton. >> reporter: mrs. obama choke up while touching on the historical significance of clinton's nomination. >> because of hillary clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be
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president of the united states. >> reporter: and high lighting the challenges overcome throughout history that brought her to the stage. >> generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today i wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. >> reporter: the first lady making an unusual foray into partisan politics, to knock donald trump, without mentioning him by name. >> the issues a president faces are not black and white and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters. when you have the nuclear codes at your finger tips and the military in your command, you can't make snap decisions. you can't have a thin skin or tendency to lash out. >> reporter: candidly talking about the lessons she has tried to instill in their daughters.
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>> we urge them to ignore those who question their father's citizenship or faith. >> reporter: and criticizing trump's rhetoric. >> we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on tv does not represent the true spirit of this country. our motto is when they go low, we go high. >> reporter: now later this afternoon this convention will formally nominate hillary clinton to become the democratic party's candidate for president. now, that's going to give the sanders' supporters an opportunity to try to disrupt the proceedings if they want to and watch for the clinton campaign and sanders campaign to try to work in tandem to flaechbt. afterwards the convention program will start. speaker after speaker will talk about hillary clinton's life story, including bill clinton. they'll talk about the fights of her life. and this is all part of an effort to soften her image and reverse those sliding poll numbers.
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>> all right, mmanu, thank you very much. two big speeches, this is the big second big night. david gregory got him, too. mark preston, executive editor, he has no choice. good to have all three of you here. so, sarah silverman goes up there and says you guys are being ridiculous to the bernie supporters. is that the pivot point that sets up today's role call vote and it will all go smoothly from here? >> i don't know about smoothly. smoothly is probably not in the cards. but i think there was a pivot point. frankly i thought it was more with michelle obama who really kind of silenced a lot of championing. there really was a pattern when somebody said something really strongly in favor of hillary clinton, that's when you hear
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the bernie chants or the boos. a lot was coming from the california delegation that i happen to be sitting near and it was pretty loud. >> not from here? >> oh, no, no, no. the new york delegation was trying to counter them. it was interesting. >> they don't stop, though. they're not going to stop. they made that clear on social media. i'm talking about at midnight, they were downstairs chanting in the hallways. there are some people who are dead enders. it's very, very important to them that everybody know that up to the end they weren't going to say anything nice about hillary clinton. >> david, could bernie sanders done more to quiet, to quell their frustration? >> i think he could have done more for instance in his speech if he didn't spend so much time about how awful things have been for the last seven and a half years under president obama. i think that critics can seize on that. look, he is a movement candidate, idealistic candidate who has really hard core followers. i think what's important for the clinton team they try to get to
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90% of the sanders' supporters to be with them in the fall. the people who have come here who have braved the heat and are hard core delegates and really dedicated to the cause, they're creating something of a ruck us. that sarah silverman moment had that spill out. i think the clinton team has to worry about this pop ewism, how much of the progressive wing of the party is becoming the progressive heart of the party. that's something they have to keep a close eye on. >> how close do you think they have an answer? they know what their message is that defeats the other side? >> look, as far as that goes, let's assume she wins in november, governing for the next four years for her will be difficult in the sense that she will continue to be pushed to the left. will the clinton campaign bring the bernie folks in? i think so. as david said, the folks in the hall were just -- they're bernie
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people. they are going to bleed bernie, but in the end, they're not going to vote for trump. it's a different flavor of populism. they have two different messages. i think the clinton campaign had a fine line to walk last night and i think they did a pretty good job of it allowing the chanting to go on. the campaign probably didn't what they could. this isn't what we saw in cleveland with ted cruz. >> yeah. if i could just add, you had this disunity and had michelle obama offering a transcendent note. she was able to offer testimony for hillary clinton about being a positive role model for parents, about her commitment to service. also in a very classy and subtle way doing a hard takedown on donald trump. so she really was able to transcend that and speak to so much of the new america which is part of this democratic coalition. >> let's take a moment to talk
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about michelle obama's political evolution. remember the heat she took in 2008 when she said this is the first time in my life i've been proud of my crown think. she has learned and evolved with the mess ang as well. >> it reflects the seven years of her life she spent in this very unique vantage point, seeing the country change, world leaders, political forces sort of turn on her husband and sort of attack him for his idealism, not to spite it. she is really sort of trying to raise herself to a higher level. if you listen to her, she says that all the time. we have to be worthy to what has been given us to. she says that about herself and her husband and the power they wield and says that about the country and the movement they've tried to lead. >> it's a window into her perspective now. 2008 she is the insurgent. she is judging what's going on in the country as wrong because she is the one who is able to fix it. that was the campaign's message.
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now they're responsible for the state of play in the world and is defending a proposition as opposed to attack it. how does that translate? >> it will be very, very ugly. it will be interesting to see how michelle obama plays in this campaign. her message last night right on. it transcended so many different economic levels and race levels. it was just across the board. for me there was take aways for everybody in that speech. for me it was when she was talking about how she watched her two little girls to get into these suvs and drive away. what are we doing? what have we done? for being a parent myself with two young kids, i'm usually the one in the car who is going away and leaving them. i'm thinking to myself, oh my what have i done when you leave them. michelle obama can be so effective for hillary clinton if she continues to do what she did last night. >> she also, david, talked about the historic moment of hillary clinton being the first female
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president and what that means for all of our children. >> i think that's big. she said that hillary clinton has made it possible for her daughters and for sons as well to take for granted that a woman could become president, yet we all know as parents i've got an 11-year-old girl, it's not automatic. this is an important moment. my daughter asks me all the time, when is this going to happen? >> yes. was it a little premature that michelle obama said kids can take for granted that a woman can be president, not exactly. >> i think her point was that hillary clinton on the world stage has made it seem like, yes, of course it's distinctly possible. but i think she injected a historical note in a way that was more contemporary. others have done it speaking to an older generation of women. i thought it was quite effective. >> but how does that set up against what they're dealing with on the opposition? look at the news today what's happening in paris right now a
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priest in normandy being killed by some guys and north africa. there's violence, there's anger? how do they win? >> it depends on the mood of the rhetoric. i don't think it's squares with the facts. i don't think it squares with most people's experience. they were talking in cleveland about how bad the economy is while the dow is hitting new record hies. >> how do you make that case without seeming tone deaf to those who struggle? >> being attentive and sort of calling their names. this is a style. we heard this already in a whole bunch of speeches and hear it a whole bunch more. i talked to mrs. jones for such and such a place. we'll hear a lot of that thing to make sure that the democrats remain the party of empathy which is an area they always tried to claim. >> panel, thank you very much.
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whether you voted for me or you voted for barack, the time is now to unit as a single party with a single purpose. barack obama is my candidate and he must be our president. >> that was then senator hillary clinton throwing her support blind her then competitor barack obama after a hard fought primary fight in 2008. so now let's look at what
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happened last night. this is the moment that bernie sanders spoke and hillary clinton and her supporters were waiting for. >> it is no secret that hillary clinton and i disagree on a number of issues, but that is what democracy is about. hillary clinton will make an outstanding president, and i am proud to stand with her tonight. >> all right. so the democratic party any more united today? let's discuss as democratic chairperson of the senate, democrat ig steering an outreach committee and hillary clinton supporter senator amy klobuchar of minnesota. >> it's great to be on. >> did bernie sanders go far enough? >> oh, he did. i think he mentioned secretary of state clinton's time 15 times. i was actually struck by that over and over he talked about issue by issue how she understood that we needed to overturn citizen's united to get the big money out of politics.
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how she would do something on college loans, make it easier for kids to get by in this country, do something on climate change. it was really clear that this wasn't just one of these throw her name at the beginning and the end, which some politicians do. he throughout the speech saw his purpose as saying supporters, i know this was a disappointment that i didn't make it, but it's time to support hillary clinton. i thought it was actually quite powerful in that way. >> "the new york times" described what was happening yesterday out on the streets and then in the convention hall as bedlam in terms of bernie sanders -- >> it's always bedlam. >> in terms of bernie sanders' supporters who were not going gently into the good night. >> there were clearly a lot of -- especially when the convention opened up and the issues related to debbie wasserman schultz. there was a lot going on, that is true. but when you got in that room and michelle obama took the stage and basically talked about our country and why we love our country and her kids playing out
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on the front lawn with their dog in a white house that was built by slaves and that sense of history hit not just african-american families it was really a message to all moms and dads, this is a great country and let's respect it. the thing that i think astounded people was just her full-throated endorsement for hillary clinton. how she went through without mentioning donald trump's name but this indictment of the fact that you don't want to put someone in an office who is thin skinned, who will lash out, who in fact you want to put someone who will buckle down and get to work and that's why she endorsed hillary clinton. i thought it was a beautiful speech. >> lot of people this morning are saying it was a show stopper. did she steal the show? >> yeah, she did. but that didn't mean that his speech wasn't also electrifying. it wasn't like the hillary clinton people left. the place was full. everyone showed respect for bernie. i stayed to the very end.
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it was really important to have both bernie and hillary supporters there uniting. he did great job. it's just that michelle's speech is a memorable speech that you don't hear many times at conventions. for me my favorite part is when she said when they go low, we go high. that was a message to all of us that don't necessarily want to engage in some of the rhetoric we're hearing from the other side and the angry tweets that instead we want to talk policy and want to talk a vision for the future and want to make a comparison but don't want to go down in the suer. >> you said everybody showed respect. not exactly. there was that moment when sarah silverman who was a bernie supporter and she got up to the podium and she was trying to sort of stretch and buy time for paul simon to come out to sing, but they were raucous, so much so that he she had to chastise them and say you're being ridiculous. what do you think of that? >> that is not a word that politicians and leaders use -- you have a crowd or someone in a
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crowd who is mad at you, you don't usually call them ridiculous. she is a comedian and a fantastic one, but she wasn't the elected leader up there. her and my colleague did not engage in calling them ridiculous. it was a moment. what's important is that you move on to cory booker and elizabeth warren and michelle obama. the mood changed in that hall. there's absolutely no doubt about it. >> i guess the point is do you think that the bernie sanders' supporters who are so ardent are going to come around to hillary clinton? donald trump is also trying to woo them. >> you look at the difference between them. when i think of the bernie sanders supporters in my state, they care about free college, helping kids go to college. trump had trump university. they care about climate change. he said in a tweet that it was a hoax created by the chinese. they care about low income and middle income people. he said he wanted to bet on the housing crisis. those people will not run to donald trump.
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they will support hillary clinton. >> what are we expecting tonight? >> it will be a great night. i will be speaking. i know you're looking forward to that. >> i am. >> i'm in the 9:00 p.m. hour on human trafficking and secretary's work in regard to going after sex trafficking. girls and women should lead. you'll hear from bill clinton tonight. and i think it's going to be another focus on the woman work she has done and really starting now to tell her stories. today is the beginning of these next few days. you'll hear about hillary clinton and her vision for the future and i'm also looking forward to my good friend tim kaine talking tomorrow night. >> there you, senator klobuchar, thank you for being on "new day." great to see you. >> fighting for children and families that will be the theme. as you heard tonight at the convention, but what does it mean to the mayors of america's big cities? up next, we have new york city major bill de blasio and baltimore mayor stephanie blake to join us about the issues
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the theme of tonight's convention, a life time of fighting for children and families. several mothers of black men killed by guns will address the convention tonight to decry gun violence. joining us now is new york city mayor bill de blasio. he has endorsed hillary clinton, of course, and baltimore mayor stephanie recallings blake, she is also the dnc secretary and gavelled in the proceedings in place of debbie wasserman schultz. i saw a jiff of you dropping the hammer. how did it feel, mayor? you're a jiff. >> it was an awesome opportunity. i've been coming to the convention since new york in '92. that was my first convention with my dad. so to be able to gavel it in was -- it gives me goose bumps just talking about it. >> what about the behind the scenes chaos of the debbie wasserman schultz exit, how did that play out behind the scenes?
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>> it was an interesting day. it was a roller coaster. i think it turned out for the best. we want to focus on moving forward and making sure that hillary clinton gets elected and that trumps everything. >> trumps everything. well done. fixing is a big part of politics. you had the problem with the wiki leaks the party put out a statement to sanders' supporters. saying this was a mistake, this was wrong. how do you fix -- you know what it goes to. you know what it goes to, mr. mayor. it's not the simple substance of it. it's the suggestion. this is what the sanders' people felt all along that the party was against them. how do you fix? >> i think the party did the right thing. very decisive quick actions. obviously debbie wasserman schultz had to go and we needed the apologies. all democrats desevd it. what we saw in the leaks did not represent our values. one of the things you see that defines whether an issue is being addressed is speed and clarity. democratic party did that
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decisively. i appreciate stephanie's leadership in that. now we have to move forward. bernie sanders couldn't have done better last night many terms of saying he stands for things. his movement stands for things and they'll keep working on those things but it is necessary to elect hillary clinton to actually achieve that progressive change. >> speaking of fix, let's talk about the problems in some of our major cities. in baltimore, obviously there's issues everywhere. there's violent crime. there are issues between the police and the community. so, what makes you think that hillary clinton has the answer for that? >> i know for sure donald trump doesn't. he doesn't even understand the role of the federal government in the crime fight, which was clear in his speech. what i know for sure is that hillary clinton understands america's cities. we want to put people back to work. she made a commitment to infrastructure. those jobs cannot be outsourced. it's way for many of our challenge communities to put people back to work and allow them to make a way for themselves and get it. she gets it.
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she is looking out for the least of us, fighting for increase in minimum wage. fighting for paycheck equity, all of the things that matter to middle class americans and those who are trying to get into the middle class. >> mr. mayor, put your -- just keep your mayor hat on for a second, there's a lot of history there. you and the mayor from baltimore represent one aspect of the democratic party, right? your policies are urban. they are progressive and they are aggressive. that is not what hillary clinton is known for and that's part of the fight within your party. how do you meld where you want this party to be, you two, with where hillary clinton has been traditionally on it. >> it's where the party is already today. it's the most progressive platform in decades. the vast majority came out of hillary clinton's own candidacy and platform. there was a good process with bernie sanders and his supporters to make a couple of
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additions and improvements. the democratic party at this point has moved to decisively to the left. there's no question. the american people have moved decisively left particularly on the economic issues. can hillary be that messenger? can she be that change agent. i take people back to 1993 and '94, that extraordinarily dramatic fight for health care reform, which she fought against all odds, against millions, upon millions of dollars of advertising being directed to her the exact same dynamics you associate with bernie sanders today. she took on corporate america. she asked for big change. she didn't prevail. it was one of the reasons we later got to obama care because hillary clinton helped set that stage. that to me is the perfect template for taking this progressive platform and bringing it into action. does anyone doubt her toughness that she could stand in the fire even against powerful corporate forces and be able to make that change? i think that's an area where there's a lot of consensus in the party. >> donald trump says these are
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scary times, things are happening in this country and around the world that are scary. we're seeing terror attacks it seems every week. we're seeing police officers being shot. is he wrong? >> he's wrong if he thinks that we're going to have a better country or a great country by pedaling fear. >> correct. >> i want a president that inspires me, that encourages me. what we're seeing -- what we saw last week in cleveland was in my mind shameful. we know that you will appear -- you will appeal to the worst in us if we peddle fear and hate. you saw it. you saw the fervor in that crowd. it's not an accident, you know, they're using that to try to drum up support because they're certainly not expanding their tent. they have to make the few people left with them as excited as possible and they've chosen the worst way to do it by peddling fear. that's not going to work. >> what donald trump said in cleveland is bluntly fully disrespectful to american law
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enforcement. for him to paint a picture for the whole world to see of america in chaos and violence growing, our law enforcement community has done extraordinary job over a quarter century. we're proud in new york city to have the all-time lowest shootings, murders. we've seen incredible progress and what does he do, he denigrates the work of law enforcement by saying this country is on the verge of breaking down. >> by misrepresenting the national trend in statistics. >> exactly. >> he comes at you literally by name. >> yes, by name. >> what he says is -- >> badge of honor. >> what he says is the reason the police are at risk is because of people like both of you pitting the citizens against the police and saying that the police are a problem all the time. >> which is again a misrepresentation of our history. you know, before the very tragic death of freddie gray, i was out there very vocally, very front fighting for law enforcement bill of right and reform,
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fighting with the department of justice the cops office to get us a closer with police and community relations. you know, i don't wait for it to be a headline to hop on the issue like trump does. he needs to understand just like he was wrong with the national trends on crime, he's wrong with where we stand to try to bridge the gap between community and police. he thinks by saying it, saying these words, disconnected words that it makes it a fact. it just doesn't. >> he also look in new york city we're adding 2,000 police officers. just yesterday with commissioner bratten we announced new heavy gear to protect our officers in active shooting situation, better vests, better weaponry. we'll do everything we can to protect our officers in this environment, but the bigger picture is declining crime over two decades in this country. and the very fair concerns that people raising about police and community relations, by the way, a lot of o our police community are trying to bridge that gap too. that was the truth obviously we saw in dallas, a peaceful
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protests where police and community were working so well together and then the tragedy occurs. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> great to have you both here. >> thank you. >> thanks for being oe "new day." what did we see so far in the democratic national convention? you certainly had diversity. diversity in the hall and diversity among the speakers on the first night. got to do a comparison. that's what an election is. how does it compare with what we saw at the rnc? and what will this contrast mean in november? the facts and the potential next. p essays in thre 8th grade. get back to great. all hp ink buy one get one fifty percent off. office depot officemax. gear up for school. gear up for great. when heartburn comes creeping up on you. fight back with relief so smooth and fast. tums smoothies starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue. and neutralizes stomach acid at the source. tum-tum-tum-tum-tums smoothies, only from tums.
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donald trump will not be overshadowed or outdone, even during the democratic national convention. he is out on the trail with his running mate, mike pence the governor from indiana and he is talking about what is going on in this convention. crooked hillary, trump even has a new nickname for clinton, cnn sara murray live in charlotte with more. i'm doing the air quotes around crooked hillary, but now i've got to shift to a new one. what's this new one? >> reporter: well, good morning, chris. donald trump has decided the best way to counterprogram the dnc is of course to go on the attack. he is doing that in part by slapping hillary clinton with a new nickname calling her hillary rotten clinton as he is on the campaign trail. he also took some shots at her newly minted running mate tim kaine as they were campaigning across virginia yesterday. you could tell that this -- yesterday was just an opportunity for trump to sort of revel in the disarray he saw
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unfolding at the democratic national convention, but he also sees an opportunity here. he sees an opportunity to make his own pitch to bernie sanders supporters, particularly ones worried about free trade agreements. this has been a corner stone of donald trump's campaign. during the speeches last night he took to twitter to express his feelings on the matter saying sad to watch bernie sanders abandon his revolution. we welcome all voters who want to fix our rigged system and bring back our jobs. now, donald trump is going to continue campaigning today along with mike pence here in north carolina. trump will be seeking here at the vfw. this is a group that hillary clinton addressed just a day earlier but trump is betting he can bring this coalition into his fold as well. back to you. >> thanks so much, sara. meanwhile, democrats trying to reach a wide range of voters. you saw that last night. they addressed the diction, the lbgtq community, the disabled and immigration.
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>> donald trump doesn't see me. he doesn't hear me and he definitely doesn't speak for me. i am confident that as our president, hillary will do everything in her power to promote the rights, empowerment and humanity of all americans. >> well, critics say that the democratic party focuses too heavily on identity politics. here to discuss this cnn political commentator and vice chair of the new york state democratic party christine quinn and former lieutenant governor of south carolina andre baur. great to have both of you here. explain that, hearing from gay folks, the disability, immigrants. are they all americans? >> they're all americans, they're doing what they need to do. they're reaching out and trying to hit the different segments of
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the population they want to come out and vote for them and they hit a lot of buttons last night. i thought democrats did a great job. they started off with another terrible day and started turning the ship around. at the beginning it was a little political laiden. lot of politician after politician after politician. a lot of folks like me were starting to get sleepy but we were staying up because we wanted to see bernie. i think bernie delivered a great job. the major difference is the democrats are really going after the voters. i think donald trump is creating new voters. >> christine, let me ask you something, walking around here last night, one of the things that i heard in unison whether it was sanders or clinton people, was their objection to mike pence. the lgbtq community, not the religious laws, conversion therapy. this matters.
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this matters. why does conversion therapy literally the therapeutic treatment of gay people to try to make them straight again, ungay them, why does that matter so much? >> it matters so much and it was endorsed in the republican platform. it matters because literally and this is not an exaggeration many, many young people after they've gone through quote unquote conversion therapy or during it take their lives. it is a damaging psychological process that all important and significant psychiatric and psychological associations have condemned. in fact, in new york governor cuomo did an executive order banning the practice and banning any insurance reimbursement for it in new york. it kills people. and i don't say this because i've read it in magazines or newspapers. i know people in the lgbt
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community in new york who have went through that when they were children and they talk personally and frighteningly about how close they were to killing themselves because these so-called therapists are trying to push their soul out of them. they're trying to take who god made them to be and pull it out because it's bad and force them to live a lie. and you see in the republican party one of the most anti-gay platforms ever and a deep commitment to that. i want to say relevant to that the speakers last night, if you're a member of a community a lesbian, a person of color, a disabled person, undocumented immigrant and you have never really or not always been seen, been embraced, put on a stage, said you matter, it makes a huge difference if you're on the stage of a national convention. it's really not about votes or politics. it's actually about affirming
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the identity of americans and lifting people up and saying you matter. we see you. we say your name and we're going to work with you to make your lives better. >> mr. bauer, how does mr. trump tack thal? >> they touched on a lot of things last week themselves. they the republicans did a good job of hitting some high notes. >> you didn't have to put conversion therapy in the platform. >> if andre was in charge of it, it wouldn't be on the platform. >> you have to own your party, though. >> i admire mike pence and his views. the republican party has some adapting to do. they need to focus on what really units the republican party and those are safety issues, national defense and economic issues. those are the core things that unit all republicans and in these years where we've seen your party maybe not be able to agree so much on issues, that was where i thought they missed the vote a little bit. >> that's the big stick they're using on your party right now is that you guys are tone deaf. we're reading in the news this
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morning and we're talking about priests being killed in normandy region in france, north africa is on fire with al shabaab, cops are getting attacked and killed all over the place. you're saying things are fine. how do you adjust to see those being victimized in american society, economically or literally and still have a message of hope that you say matters? >> i don't think anyone in the democratic party is saying everyone is fine. we're also saying we're not a horrendous country that needs to be made great again. we're saying we are the greatest country in the world but things aren't perfect and together the greatest country we can make things better. this shooting in france is terrible. it feels like you turn the tv on every morning and there's another attack of some kind, some terror, some random shootings. but two things we need to take from that, whatever criticisms people may or may not have about hillary's international record
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or international vision, her statements have never become part of a terrorist recruiting video. and we know there are reports of that for donald trump. we know there are terrorists out there who are saying donald trump is the best recruiting tool ever. you can never say that about hillary clinton. and donald trump's response to the problems in the world is to say we're going to leave our historic alliances. nato, one of the fundamental things that has held the world together after world war ii, that's irresponsible. >> thanks so much for being with us here on "new day." >> thank you. >> thank you. >> not the easy task to be at the other party's convention. appreciate you being here, governor, honestly. christine as always. >> thank you. bernie sanders is calling for party unity. his former press secretary took to twitter with a strong message to bernie supporters. what is that message? what is the response she got. she tells us next.
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are they united? are they united? that's what you hear here. the sanders and clinton supporters, so many feel cheated that the e-mails came out from wikileaks proved the system was against them. now what. there is push back from sanders own team, specifically, former press secretary, simone sanders, the best smile in the business, tweeting, be let me be clear. no one stole this election. team sanders, we did amazing work, but we lost. it is a hard reality for some. simone sanders joins us now. why did you feel the need to tweet that? >> you know, i think that i clearly, we had a hard fought primary and i participated, and we are at this democratic convention and this convention represents the belief that we're stronger together. for some people, especially with the e-mail leaks that were
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revealed via wikileaks, it is hard to grasp that concept. i believe i have a responsibility as someone who believes in the party, who believes in the belief that we really are stronger together, someone that will work very hard to make sure that donald trump is not the next president of the united states and that we do everything we can to elect hillary clinton as the next president, stands up and just tell the truth. because there has been this idea that the he lex welection is st >> is. they were saying last night that the -- >> it wasn't stolen. what is definitely true, and i think what has been underscored by the e-mails, is that there are individuals, and there were individuals that acted and that had biases, and that acted not in line with what the democratic party is about. that did not act in line and the oath they took as officers, staff members. that has to be corrected. i have full confidence the dnc
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will do erriverything they shou be doing. but to say it was stolen, it is incorrect. >> all right, what do you think of this criticism. strong words, important words, wrong sanders saying them. that is not what senator sanders said last night. he did not say and to all of you who say this election was stolen, it wasn't. and to all of you who believe that is not how it is -- he didn't say that last night. therefore, you must, must go out and vote. he is getting credit for a full throated endorsement. >> i heard it. >> he didn't say what you just said. >> i'll tell you what he did say. he went out there and he laid out the vision for our country under secretary clinton. he laid out the issues. he talked about education. he talked about the economy. last night, the thing was the economy. he talked about this country needs to work for hard-working american people. we need to make sure the people in the middle and bottom have just as much opportunity, just as those at the top. that's what he did say.
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he said he believes that secretary clinton is right on these issues. he listed the issues. it sounded like a bernie sanders stump speech making the case for secretary clinton. that's what we need going into the general. people that signed up for the political revolution signed up for the issues. senator sanders went out there and underscored why he has endorsed hillary clinton because of the issues. that's what folks need to hear, in addition to the election was not stolen. >> someone being echoed last night wasn't so much the senator himself, but michelle obama. it seemed to connect with everybody in the hall, to be fair to her, but specifically to the sanders people about what the experience is, especially for being an african-american, one line in particular, really captivated the house. here it is. >> the story of generations of people who felt the lash of b bondage, but kept on striving
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and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today, i wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. and i watch my daughters, two beautiful intelligent black young women, playing with their dogs on the white house lawn. >> now, i'm glad we played the full sound there, because everybody this morning has been stopping it when she says house built by slaves, and there was some negative reaction from that saying see, why is she calling the white house that. but when you finish the sound, it is look how far we've come. look what the struggle is about. look what the progress is. why does this resonate with you and why did it mean so much on the floor. >> when i ran upstairs, the moment i was downstairs, i ran
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upstairs to run out there and be out there to hear our fabulous first lady speak these words, and i think it is important, you know, because the obamas were the first american first family that we've had, and they did not eradicate racism in this country. we don't live in a society why race doesn't matter, people across the country for women. i think michelle obama went up on the stanl age and embodied a gave us hope. as a young african-american, to see her standing up there, stating the facts that i wake up every morning in a house built by slaves and that there is hope. because the -- malia and sasha, there is hope. that's what it represents. it was an amazing moment. it brought me to tears in the arena. those are the things that we need to hear. the first lady went on to talk about that the enormous
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challenge that we have before us. we can do the work. we need to do what we did in 2008, 2012, 2016. we have to go out. we have to vote. the issues that are at stake. she didn't paint a dismal picture like the republicans did the week prior to. the first lady gave us hope. she painted a picture of opportunity that we have the power to continue to take this country to the next level. i'm so proud to be democrat and be a black woman. >> i'll be monitoring your twitter feed. thank you for making the case, as always. >> thank you. >> great pleasure working with you. >> thank you. a lot of news, mpolitical ad otherwise. let's get to it. to the bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous. hillary clinton will make an outstanding president.
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i am proud to stand with her. >> don't let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great. this right now, is the greatest country on earth. >> we are not going to be donald trump hate-filled america. not now. not ever. i believe in the candidate who believes in all of us. >> we are the united states of america. our best days are ahead of us. america, we will rise. >>announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. welcome to "new day," it is tuesday, july 26th, 8:00 in the east. we're live in philadelphia at the dnc. a lot of news to get to this morning. hillary clinton set to make history in this historic city. the first woman to be a presidential nominee of a major party. on opening night, some of the
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democrats biggest stars tried to demonstrate botherly or sisterly love. >> stole my line, well played. well played. somehow, it sounds better when you say it. bernie sanders gave an endorsement last night. some will say it is full throated. some will not. however, we're certainly really important for the party to come together around his words, and he did say hillary clinton must be this country's next president. was that enough? there are a lot of angles in this convention right now. we have them all covered. let's start with cnn manu raju. manu. >> reporter: hey, chris. party officials were so worried the convention was getting out of control yesterday that the clinton campaign and the sanders campaign began a series of private discussions to figure out a way to reign in the unruly supporters. speaker after speaker, shouted down. there were chants, interrupted. one person was not interrupted, and that's michelle obama.
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>> don't let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great. >> reporter: michelle obama, bringing down the house on night one of the democratic convention. >> this right now is the greatest country on earth. >> reporter: the first lady, leading a powerful list of headliners, including hillary's rival, bernie sanders. >> thank you. >> reporter: after a hard fought primary, sanders welcomed to the stage, amid deaf enning cheers before delivering a full throated endorsement of his former rival in the. >> hillary clinton will make an outstanding president, and i am proud to stand with her tonight. >> reporter: sanders, emphasizing the stakes of the election. >> if you think you can sit it
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out, take a moment to think about the supreme court justices that donald trump would nominate. >> reporter: while comforting disappointed supporters, many getting emotional. >> we have begun a political revolution to transform america and that revolution, our revolution, continues. >> reporter: the speeches aimed at unites a party, still s simmering. both inside and outside the convention hall as sanders delegated shouted in favor of their nominee and interrupted with cloud antich-clinton boos. these protests, drawing an unscripted rebuke from sanders supporter and comedian, sarah
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silverman. >> you're being ridiculous. but the discord quieting, as michelle obama took the stage. >> in this election, i'm with her. >> reporter: the first lady, casting the presidential race, as a decision about who would create the best future for america's children. while delivering resounding praise for her husband's former rival. >> in this election, there is only one person who i trust with that responsibility. only one person who i believe is truly qualified to be president of the united states, and that is our friend, hillary clinton. >> reporter: mrs. obama, choking up while touching on the historical significance of clinton's nomination. >> because of hillary clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the united states.
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>> reporter: highlighting the challenges overcome throughout history that brought her to the stage. >> generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the sting of segregation, but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done, so that today, i wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. >> reporter: the first lady, making an unusual foray. >> the issue the president faces are not black and white and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters. when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips, and the military in your command, you can't make snap decisions. you can't have a thin skin or tendency to lash out. >> reporter: candidly talking about the lessons she has tried to instill in her daughters. >> we urge them to ignore those
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who question their father's citizenship or faith. >> reporter: and criticizing trump's rhetoric. >> we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures does not represent the true spirit of this country. our motto is when they go low, we go high. >> reporter: now, later today, the convention will formally nominate hillary clinton to become the democratic candidate for president, and also at that same time, watch for sanders supporters to make any outbursts and try to push back. that's something that bernie sanders campaign and hillary clinton's campaign are watching very closely. now, afterwards, they'll try to sell hillary clinton to the american public, talk about what they're calling, quote, the fights of her life. really, an effort, chris and alisyn, to soften her imagine and reverse her sliding poll numbers.
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>> manu, thank you very much for laying all of that out. one of the big speaker last night joins us now, new jersey cory booker. welcome, senator. >> thank you, guys. good to be back on. >> how mad are you that michelle obama -- >> no tt mad at all. i heard she wrote the entire speech herself. >> you were very passionate. you had a very rare commodity, attention. people were paying attention to you. you used some bold language. let's play a little taste from the senator's speech. >> here in philadelphia, let us declare again that we will be a free people. free from fear and intimidation. let us declare again, that we are a nation of inter dependence, and that in america, love always trumps hate. let us declare -- let us declare
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so generations yet on board can hear us. we are the united states of america. our best days are ahead of us, and together, with hillary clinton, as our president, america, we will rise. god bless america. let us rise together. god bless america. >> cory booker, senator from new jersey, burning calories at the podium. huge enthusiasm. you said hard things and your own truth, but with a smile on your face the whole time. where was that for you? what was the moment for you up there? >> it was -- it blew me away. when you get in front of the crowd, they lifted me, and it was a gift that folks gave plea to be able to stand there and feel that. >> we can feel the energy there
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and the crowd did seem to like you. and i was joking about michelle obama eclipsing you sort of. i don't know if that surprised people. let's play a moment of michelle obama's speech and get your take on it. listen to this. >> what i admire most about hillary is that she never buckles under pressure. she never takes the easy way out. and hillary clinton has never quit on anything in her life. >> okay, so what did you see in michelle obama last night? >> the thing about it, she spoke from the heart. you felt her energy. you felt her spirit. and i think that what people expected was a speech, but what they got as a sharing, a convening of spirit. you know, when she talks about her kids, that really affected me. so i'm just grateful that she started, and i think what's going to be kicking off a week of just incredible speaker after
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incredible speaker. you know, the republican convention, i've actually been exchanging e-mails and texts with some of my colleagues from the senate just didn't even go. this is a convention we're bringing everybody under our tent. even when you crowd that many people there is some friction, but the reality is, we're all there and i'm excited about the line-up to come. >> make the case. michelle obama, first lady says, what i respect about hillary clinton, she doesn't buckle under pressure. she doesn't quit. your opponents will say first lady is exactly right, that's why hillary clinton wouldn't own what happened with her e-mail server. wouldn't own the two different stories about benghazi. that's true, a plus and minus for hillary clinton. she doesn't let go and doesn't do what's easy, which is apologize for mistakes. fair criticism? >> well, no, she did apologize for that. the reality is, this is the great thing about the attack machine that has been focusing on her for years. they're trying to elevate them
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so they can't see who she is. there is millions of dollars, longer than the jfq assassination, they took something, and tried to expand it into something and pervert the truth and they didn't find anything new. this is the great thing about this convention. that noise, those people throwing things at her is not going to the in the center stage. what we'll hear is the truth of who she is. you'll see her spirit. you'll see and learn things about her that will bring back the humanity they tried to strip away. the truth of a great candidate. >> did you see donald trump's tweet after your speech? >> i did. we'll put it up on the screen. he tweeted, and said something to the effect of i know cory booker better than he knows himself. cory booker the future of the democratic party then they have no future. i know more about corey than he knows about himself. >> what does he got on you. >> i love donald trump. i'm going to say that. i don't want to answer with hate
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i know his kids, his family. they're good, the children especially. good people. this is the problem he has. he wants, first of all, i feel lucky, because he was attacking everybody else. john mccain, elizabeth warren and i felt left out. thank you, i feel important enough that you will attack -- >> when you read that and he says -- what else can that mean? i know cory booker better than -- >> he wants us to be speculating. it sounds sinister. i don't care. i pray for you. i hope you find kindness in your heart that you won't be somebody that spews out insults to your political opposition and you'll find ways to love. i love you. i don't want you to be my president. i don't want to you have the white house to spew that kind of mean-spirited hate. it don't even belong in a playground sandbox. i'm going to keep loving on him. tell the truth about him. but keep loving on him, praying for the best for him and his family. that kind of vitreal, meanness,
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has no place in the presidency. bring it on, donald. show your truth. i'm going to show mine. love you, brother. >> you heard it here on "new day." you're going to keep loving him up. >> keep loving him up. >> love him to death. >> my mom loves me sometimes, it is very painful. >> tough love. >> senator, thanks so much. >> thank you very much. >> big night. thank you. big night for you, senator. i hope you appreciate those moments. >> thank you. day one of the democratic national convention is now in the history books. is the clinton campaign pleased. we'll ask joel benenson next. to. the guy says they didn't make the mistake. you made the mistake. i beg your pardon? he says, you should have chosen full-car replacement. excuse me? let me be frank, he says. you picked the wrong insurance plan. no, i picked the wrong insurance company.
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objective observer will conclude that based on her ideas and her leadership, hillary clinton must become the next president of the united states. >> you know who that is. senator bernie sanders, coming out in support of his primary rival, hillary clinton. and endorsement to close the first niem of the democratic. will the berners follow. joining me now is hillary for america and democratic pollster, mr. joel benenson. joel, good to see you. >> chris, how are you. thanks for having me. >> full throated endorsement. that's what some call what bernie sanders did last night.
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do you feel he gave you everything you needed to turn the berner into clinton people? >> well, look, we think from the time they appear together in new hampshire and he endorsed her for president then and last night reenforcing that message and the strength with which he delivered that message, yes, he is. i think he wants to campaign around the country on the causes that every progressive cares about, particularly economically and economic justice. and i think that it did a lot of work for us last night. >> you're here at the convention to make the case. full disclosure. you helped raise me. i know your politics. the criticism within the house right now will be clinton is not sanders school of democratic politics. she is a centrist. she is not a true progressive. that's you're having trouble getting the sanders people into your tent. how do you make the case to them? >> look, first of all, i think that's one of the things we're going to do tonight. talk about the consistency of her fights on behalf of justice.
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people who say she is not progressive enough or moderate, this a woman who out of law school went to the children's defense fund and was part of making sure the disabled children, every disabled child got into schools which wasn't happening at that time. a woman who has been fighting for fairness and justice for women and children her whole life, fighting for health care for children, when universal health care got defeated, she went and made the case for the white house as first lady to get these kids covered when congress needed help getting the bill passed. veterans, people who lost their husbands or wives in battle, raising their death benefits from $12,000 to $100,000. these are fights she has engaged in in because everything she has done in her life for people who have had the odds against them. cecile richards will speak tonight, women rights to make their own health care decisions. she has 100% rating from planned
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parenthood. >> former president bill clinton is speaking. will he make these kinds of points? >> look, i haven't -- nobody ever sees his speeches. >> come on. you don't have any idea? >> i don't, really. you know, i remember standing in 2012, when he delivered his speech for president obama, and i think a lot of people hadn't seen that -- >> that was different. he wasn't part of the obama campaign. >> he knows this woman since law school. he knows her for four decades. he has been a partner with her, and she with he. every step of the way. he knows the record of how hard she has fought and who she has been standing up for. who she has been standing up to. her whole life. he will be able to make a forceful case for her as a change maker, making a real difference in people's lives. >> what do you need to have happen at the end of this convention? when we leave, when i'm doing my coverage monday morning, what do you need to be said about what happened during the week, and of
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course, the epitome will be the speech nurse night. >> -- thursday night. >> we'll have shown the american people a clear vision, hillary clinton's clear vision for the country we want to build, which is a country that is stronger together, that builds on our belief and strength, around our diversity, at our best when we lift each other up, leave no one behind. and that we've raised the stakes and drawn a very clear contrast with a very divisive, dangerous, reckless rhetoric na that we he out of donald trump. >> we know what the negative is on trump. the negative on clinton we know as well. we had the poll come out, 68% say not trustworthy. so what is your proposition to them? the people who say i don't know if i can trust her, 68%, we've never heard of a number that high before. what do you say? >> i think our proposition is a common sense level, hey, you've heard a lot about hillary clinton. these last four days, you've got
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a view into the life of a woman who has spent her life fighting on behalf of people who have been left out, left behind, ignored, neglected and made a difference in their lives, not just with words, about with you actions. when she sees injustice, she takes it on. when she sees people who are treading on the downtrodden, she fights against the injustices for their lives and for the country. >> so on the character points, you're going to highlight competency as well, and then you have this contrasting message of donald trump saying, man, we got problems. it is dark out there. instruction last night. michelle obama is making a different case i assume was coordinated with the campaign to counter the darkness about what the president of america. >> don't let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great. that somehow, we need to make it great again. because this right now is the greatest country on earth.
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>> impress the floor. the push back is tone-deaf, everything is bad, listen to the news, cops are getting killed, terror has never been worst. america is not in good shape. it is in bad shape. >> i think what michelle obama is what hillary clinton believes completely. we are the greatest country on earth. as bill clinton has said time and again over the years, there is nothing wrong with america that can't be fixed with what's right with america. that's the belief that hillary clinton takes into this race. you said just framing it up around competence, it is more than that. it is not that just competence and we've got a candidate that is temper menially unfit. this a woman whose whole life, common sense, drive and fortitude to get things done. that's what people need right now for the challenges we face. no one on the democratic side is saying we don't have real challenges. we live if a complex world. we need to build a country in
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the 21st century, and that involves a candidate based on american values that we've always cherished, always made us stronger. that's when we're stronger together. >> joel benenson, thank you for making the case. >> thank you for having me. >> i didn't have you. you had me here. >> that's right. all right, so up next, we're going to take a look at the key moments from michelle obama's rousing speech. it was clearly the moment of the night. what did she get done that made it so remarkable to democrats here and around the country? we're going to analyze what happened in that speech for you, next. y in emoji. soon, she'll type the best essays in the entire 8th grade. get back to great. all hp ink buy one get one fifty percent off. office depot officemax. gear up for school. gear up for great.
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if you're going to gesture, gesture. michelle obama speech, the first night of the democratic convention. let us show you one of the most powerful moments of her passionate speech. resonated in the hall and out, here it is. >> leaders like hillary clinton, who has the guts and the grace to keep coming back and putting
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those cracks in that highest and hardest glass ceiling, until she finally breaks through. lifting all of us along with her. that is the story of this country. the story that has brought me to the stage tonight. the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servetude, but kept on striving and hoping and today, i wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. and i watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent black young women, playing with their dogs on the white house lawn.
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and because of hillary clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters, now take for granted that a woman can be president of the united states. >> all right, so there is a taste. some other themes hit on as well. let's discuss why this speech mattered so much. cnn political analyst, maggie haberman and david gregory, and errol louis. maggie, that was talking specifically to some of the women's issues here involved, the ceiling, her kids, what that means. why did that note resonate in the hall, and what were the other high points. >> i think it was an overwhelming powerful speech. some who support donald trump last night, they thought it was
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the best speech so far, which is pretty telling. when you heard her talk about what it meant to be a woman shattering glass ceilings, it resonated for a couple of reasons. the obamas and clintons had a lot of tensions after 2008. it took a while for the divisions to heal. she is speaking to the historic nature at a moment when a lot of younger voters will say they believe there will be a woman president at some point any way, and they don't know it has to be hillary clinton. that was energizing. the other point she made about children. she said something that was very powerful last night and got overlooked, which was she talked about her daughters, and how it was for them to grow up hearing their father have his faith questioned and his citizenship questioned. and sort of describing through the eyes of children was poignant. humanizing, and really in contrast to a lot of how we heard, even in the most resonant moments of the republican convention, donald trump described, this was very, very
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different. i do think that this is going to be an enduring speech. it also helped turn around what was a pretty rough day earlier. it was very important. >> maggie, you make such a good point. david, it is hard to hear something new about barack obama's citizenship. i never thought about it through the lens of how his daughters experienced that. she made it personal without seeming to overly affront it. >> right. i think it was very well said by maggie. i think the framing of being a parent, and the kind of example that you want to set in public life, that was the contrast to donald trump. and any of us who are parents have been embarrassed to watch the republican debates and the kind of vulgarity that has come from donald trump. you know, i've got an 11-year-old son, to have to apologize for some of the stuff, trying to be, you know, civic minded and watch the presidential process. she was able to do that. that's the choice here. at the same time, was able to hammer donald trump, to remind people he was the original
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birther. to talk about some of his vulgarity and take on some of the other aspects of it. yes, so i thought very powerful. also, look a statement of values for the democratic party. what they hope to aspire to be, and also where hillary clinton is coming from. very important testimonial from her. >> she didn't just hit the heart, either. she also hit the head. here is another piece of sound from what she said last night, making the case for hillary. >> when she didn't win the nomination eight years ago, she didn't get angry or disillusioned. she -- hillary did not -- hillary did not pack up and go home. because as a true public servant, hillary knows that this is so much bigger than her own desires and disappointments. >> it was a lot of this last
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night, where that language wasn't just a character assessment of clinton, errol, but an attack on the opponent about the pettiness. how did it read and why so much applause? >> there was, of course, elevating above all of the petty feud. not with just the republicans. some of this was indirectly aimed at some of the bernie sanders supporter whose had been booing hillary clinton's name, about six hours. really, sort of trying to give them some perspective that you're now part of something bigger. are you are part of a party organization that will try to select the next leader of the free world. you are not an outsider. if you want to throw rocks, leave the arena. but here we are, sort of taking through some of the history. you've got to keep in mind, when we talk about some of these young bernie sanders supporters, this may be the only president they remember. where were you eight years ago, maybe you're thinking that it is
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the natural state of things to have an obama in the white house, and i think she reminded everybody how extraordinary it is. how much work it took. how some people, including hillary clinton, had to take a political loss in order to try and you know, to make this happen. but with maturity, you take the loss, stay on the team. come back fighting. these are themes of course the clinton campaign has been trying to emphasize. >> the counterpart to just pure ambition, so dedicated to service. that's why she keeps at that time. not just trying to climb the ladder and become president, but a point of service. >> maggie, not the typical first lady speech. >> no, it was, look, i mean, what was strike being it, too michelle obama has not really enjoyed a lot of the public aspects of being in the white house. she was very clear about that in 2008 and very clear about that all along. she was really the unifying voice last night. that line about sort of, you didn't become anger dollars if you were hillary clint
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-- - angered, in the hall, who they're trying to appeal to to say this is going forward, this is about defeating donald trump. but you did hear something that you heard less of in cleveland. last night, it was equal parts, you know, trump is in their minds dangerous and problematic, and here is our statement of values. most of what you heard in cleveland night after night was chants of lock her up, benghazi, anti, and negative, and this was the anti case, but something a positive message. that's what mitt romney lacked in 2012. he made the case against barack obama, but not so much for himself. last night, you saw michelle obama more than any speaker make the case for the democratic party. >> never said donald trump's name once. >> that's right. >> panel. >> thank you. >> they called themselves the mothers of the movement. moms of black men killed by police or gun violence, and they will address the democratic convention tonight. what is their message to america. we have them here, next.
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the theme of tonight's democratic convention is a
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lifetime of fighting for children, and families, it is a theme that these next moms know first hand. their sons, unarmed black men, were killed in a police en counsel counter or by gun violence, and they're taking their message to the dnc stage. the mother of jordan davis and gwen, mother of eric garner. what are you going to say to the crowd? >> well, a lot of it will be my love for my child. my expectations for jordan, and why hillary clinton is the best choice for president of the united states. >> and let's talk about that. why is hillary clinton, i mean, with all of the violence that we've seen, we've seen far too many obviously young black men unarmed, who were the victims of excessive police force violence, we've also seen the police feel under siege. >> yes. >> and them be victims of this heinous crime. why do you think hillary clinton knows how to solve that?
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>> well, we know secretary clinton, even as senator clinton, has been dealing with these kinds of issues with gun violence, prevention, mass incarceration, poverty. she has been dealing with thes s systemic issues all along. she has been in the trenches and understands how to move forward and to change this kind of climate that we see with gun violence. so that is the reason why she is completely qualified. >> what about you, you've supported her always through this primary season? >> oh, yes, i have. >> why. >> well, hillary reached out to us. she was the first candidate that ever reached out to the mothers and she was genuinely concerned about our pain and about what we were going through. she had a private meeting with all of us. it was about 12 or 13 of us.
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and she listened to our stories. she listened with compassion. she took notes. she took notes. not her cabinet. not her press people. she didn't even have press when we were there. it was a private meeting, and a private place, when no one knew where it was. >> you thought it was genuine. >> it was genuine. i could feel it was genuine. >> lucy, remind us what happened to jordan. >> jordan was with his father in jacksonville, florida, living with his father at that point. i was in chicago with my family, having thanksgiving. and i remember thanksgiving day, jordan called and he was so excited, you know, black friday, the next day, mom, i'm going with my boys, we're going totion and look at girls, that kind of thing. so it was about 10:30 at night, and i just happened to go upstairs to the bedroom. i saw jordan's father pop up on
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the phone and he said where are you. he said i'm here in chicago. but where are you. why. i'm in the house. why. where is earl, my cousin, go get him. why do i need to get him. and he basically once he told me what happened was jordan, i juc jumped on the plane. i didn't know what happened to jordan until i got to jacksonville. when i got there and understood that jordan and the boys were simply shopping on black friday, had stopped at the gas station for three and a half minutes, and in those three and a half minutes, michael dunn, shot ten rounds into the car because he didn't like the loud music. >> we all remember how shocking that case was, and we remember the story of your son, eric garner. what is the answer to the tension that the black community, some in the black community are feeling with the police and vice-versa? >> well, there is not enough communication in the black community. they have police policing the
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area that don't know the people in the area. and that's wrong. because you should always know the people that you're policing. because if you form a relationship, then there would be less violence. they would be -- one would be more respectful of the other. and this is what we have to do. we have to get more respect, more, you know, consciousness in the neighborhoods. >> we've heard time and again from the police and community that this is the answer. the community policing, when you know the kids. >> yes. >> in your community. gwen, what do you say to people who don't like the black lives matter mantra? they think blue lives matter, all lives matt zer all lives does matter. that goes without saying. when we say black lives matter, we just want them to pay attention to us, don't treat us less than a human being, because we are american citizens also. so you know, respect us as we
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respect your lives, you know. they don't respect our lives like we respect -- like me, i respect everyone's. everyone deserves to live. nobody's life deserves to be taken. >> everyone will hear you tonight when you take to the stage and share your message for the country will be watching very closely. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> for being here and sharing your stories with us. >> four years ago, bill clinton gave president obama what many consider to be the speech of the convention. will he deliver the same jolt tonight for his wife? we'll discuss that, next. you both have a perfect driving record.
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okay, just a few hours from now, hillary clinton will make history. her husband, former president bill clinton will make headlines. let's discuss. maggie what, are we expecting from bill clinton. >> the case that obama helped, you know, save the economy essentially in a terrible economic time. it will be something similar to what we heard in 2012, frankly, when bill clinton took the convention stage there. i think he has a tricky line to walk to some extent. he can't be seen as sort of taking too much ownership of his wife in a couple of days. he is also, you know, a living, breathing avatar of the 1990s, which a lot of this convention
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and platform shaping has been about rejecting, in terms of things like trade agreements, don't ask don't tell. the country has moved a lot since the 1990s. >> crime bill. >> so he has a bit of a careful line to walk. that having been said, he was a very popular president. the economy was booming under him. that is a lot of what you're going to hear. >> and he was the president. and he is incredibly popular in the democratic party. >> correct. >> he can speak to parts of the electorate that she has a hard time reaching in parts of the country that they would like to make battle ground states a new, georgia, arizona, so he can do all that. he can be much more personal about her. that's her husband. >> that's true. >> that's what he is going to try to do. by the way, i don't think anybody really knows what he'll do. >> joel benenson was on here, he was working with the obama campaign then, even now, he said he didn't know what he was going
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to say in 2012. >> that was true. >> i think bill clinton has changed over time. i think there is a better chance they know he is going to say. he is more susceptible to this kind of coordination. what david just said about going personal, about hillary clinton, and what maggie said about walking a delicate line, you could make the case that this is similar to 2012. he has got to be careful not to overshadow hillary clinton, but also, the personal. how can he marry those? >> the personal for them includes a lot of wonky policy talk. that's who they are. they dedicated themselves to public life in the early 1970s and have never looked back. so what we might think of as a couple of sort of tender intimate moments, for them might involve campaigning for somebody. >> so romantic. >> it is what it is, right. anything else starts to sound fake. if you this i back, as much as we know about bill clinton, what is the tenderest, personal moment you ever remember him
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sharing about his wife. it is not part of their vocabula vocabulary. why he thinks she is brilliant and insightful, and she is better qualified than he. >> i disagree a little bit. he'll talk about why he loves her, what he was attracted to. her inter elect. >> her as a mother. >> errol is right. character witnessing has been about the honesty question. she has faced a lot since the e-mai e-mails. >> what if he does it in a way he hasn't done it before. there is a lot of talk will hillary show contrition, own the advantage against trump who doesn't believe he needs to apologize for anything in his life. what's the chance that bill clinton does that, and takes the blame for some of, if not most
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of the laser light focus on hillary all these years. what is the chance he would say i'm sorry because of what i did, so many of you have gone after her. >> i think it is a very slim chance. >> i just got on the bus? >> not because he doesn't feel that way, which i believe based on conversations with folks around him he does, but i just think you don't in politics, you don't inject something into the conversation without it having -- >> yeah, and he is defensive of the '90s. he is always partying like it is 1990s. >> is there a wildcard note? might he do something unpredictable as he sometimes does on the campaign trail? >> in the course of defending his policies, that's why you might find it. he doesn't think he did wrong when he went into bosnia. he doesn't think he did wrong when he did the crime bill. >> apparently he is still working on the speech. somebody would like to have eyes
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on it. >> that happened last time too. >> panel, thank you very much. great to get your insights and your humor with us here at the cnn grill. it has been quite a morning. >> oh yeah. >> tomorrow will be the same. >> thanks so much for watching us. "newsroom" with carol costello will pick up after this quick break. we'll see you then. big day? ah, the usual. moved some new cars. hauled a bunch of steel. kept the supermarket shelves stocked. made sure everyone got their latest gadgets. what's up for the next shift? ah, nothing much. just keeping the lights on. (laugh) nice. doing the big things that move an economy. see you tomorrow, mac. see you tomorrow, sam. just another day at norfolk southern.
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good morning, and thank you so much for joining me. we are live outside the democratic national convention in philadelphia, pennsylvania. hi, i'm carol costello. hillary clinton may be the guest of honor, but it is michelle obama, who stole the show. the first lady sending a surge of electricity through day one, pumping up the party faithful and painting a contrast between hope and hate. she never mentioned donald trump by name, but everybody knew who she meant. >> when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don't stoop to their level. no, our motto is when they go low, we

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